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Jul 23, 2012 4:00pm EDT
>>> the strong reaction to james holmes appearance before a judge. >>> i'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. >> for the first time the world sees the man accused of the worst mass shooting in u.s. history. teresa garcia reports for wjz. james holmes physical appearance disturbs some victims in the court. >> james holmes had brightly died hair and appeared to be daze for his first court appearance. >> you have a right to remain silent. >> the suspected gunman refused to look at the judge while he was read his rights. several times it looked like the 24-year-old was nodding off. >> you're currently being held on a no bond hold. >> prosecutors said they didn't know whether holmes was on medication. >> there's no such thing as a slam dunk case. it is a case where we will -- we're still looking at the enormous amount of evidence. >> the district attorney said her office will consider pursuing the death penalty and consult with the families of the victims before making that decision. >> if the death penalty is brought, that's a long process that impacts their lives for years. . >> family
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Jul 21, 2012 6:30pm EDT
condition at local hospitals. the alleged gunman, 24-year-old james eagan holmes, is in the county jail, reportedly in solitary confinement for his own safety. his first court appearance is scheduled for monday morning. today, police began their search of his apartment after detonating an explosive device holmes had left inside, and authorities say that video shows him picking up a shipment of 150 pounds of ammunition. and new pictures of holmes have also emerged. in a summer lab program for premed college students in san diego where he grew up. that was six years ago. we have a team of correspondents working this story tonight, looking at those lives cut short, those who survived, and the investigation. joining me first is barry petersen with what we're learning about some of those who died. barry. >> reporter: the effort today has been to identify the dead. so far names of 11 of the 12 victims, and the release of every name is news that is devastating to family and friends. on his '27th birthday, alex sullivan had much to celebrate-- his coming one-year wedding anniversary, and from t
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Jul 20, 2012 7:00pm EDT
this evening. 24-year-old james eagan holmes is under arrest. the police say that he booby trapped his apartment before heading to the theater to carry out the attack. we have a team of correspondents covering this rapidly developing story, including the biggest mystery of all, the motive. first we'll turn to barry petersen. >> reporter: for theater goer this is started as a very special night for the many fans of batman movies. the suspect bought a ticket for the 12:05 a.m. special premier. law enforcement sources tell us holmes dyed his hair like batman's foe the joker. >> i was in the second row. >> reporter: shortly after the movie began, corbin date saw someone get up and leave through an emergency exit. >> i noticed a guy who was sitting to the far right went out to the emergency exit, which is unusual. >> reporter: parked outside the door was holmes' car. inside, an arsenal. he put in a helmet, bullet-proof vest, leg protection and armed himself. >> an a.r.-15 assault rifle, a remington 870 shotgun, 12 gauge shotgun, and a .40 caliber glock handgun. >> reporter: aurora police ch
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Jul 30, 2012 4:30am EDT
the means to follow through on their intentions. >> holmes in court. the accused colorado theater gunman is expected to be arraigned today. and high-tech help. personal robots making a difference for those who need assistance the most. >> the robot has helped my husband emerge into this person that i never dreamed possible. d be possible. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm tyrell brown. mitt romney wraps up his visit to israel this morning. he was open to moving the u.s. embassy there. breaking a long-held u.s. policy in tell-a-viv. israel is the second stop to strengthen the foreign policy credentials. yesterday, on face the nation, romney told gm crawford his foreign policy will be based on "resolve, clarity and confidence." >> i believe as people will look at me, they'll see a person who has dealt with a number of very difficult and challenging circumstances and i've been able to successfully navigate through those and create greater strength and opportunity. >> we go to susan mcguiness. >> good morning, tyrell. before leaving israel, romney
CBS
Jul 22, 2012 6:00pm EDT
new details about accused killer james holmes. jim axelrod has that as holmes prepares to appear in court. also joe paterno's iconic statue removed. armen keteyian shows the sanctions it to be imposed on the penn state football program tomorrow. >> this is captioning sponsored by cbs the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor reporting tonight from aurora, colorado. >> jeff: and good evening, everyone. the epicentre of this tragedy is the theatre behind us. but tonight the focus of the investigation and the remembrance has moved well beyond. some explosives and chemicals removed from james holmes' apartment have been destroyed though investigators saved samples that are being sent to the fbi lab in quantico, virginia. the accused killer posed with brightly died hair for a photograph is scheduled to be in court tomorrow. and president obama arrived near buckley air force face. will meet privately with families of the victims. as the immensity of the the toll here comes into focus the driving question remains, why. barry petersen begins our coverage. >> reporter: the 12 dead have now al
CBS
Jul 22, 2012 9:00am EDT
james holmes to go on this deadly rampage. yesterday authorities finally gained access to his explosives filled apartment as jim axelrod reports. >> the bomb squad in aurora, colorado used their own small explosive device to disable the booby traps james holmes allegedly set at his apartment, the fbi agent is in charge. >> it went very, very well. the threat has not been completely eliminated. it has been significantly reduced. >> investigators broke through windows and used a camera to look around inside, revealing a trip wire attached to the front door and 30 homemade grenades. aurora police chief dan oakes. >> make no mistake, okay, in apartment was designed, i say, based on everything i have seen, to kill whoever entered it. >> by saturday night, all of the explosive devices had been removed, analyzed and taken to a remote location to be destroyed. >> now the james holmes apartment has been cleared, fbi teams will spend the day inside gathering evidence, also today, those residents of the building where james holmes had his apartment should be able to return to their homes. >> for su
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Jul 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
-coverage or visit travelers.com. colorado mas -- >>> colorado massacre, james holmes makes his first court appearance. >>> we have breaking news out of colorado where the gunman accused in the movie theater massacre appears in court. >> james holmes appeared in court for the first time with bright origin -- orange red hair. >> james holmes made his first court appearance since the deadly rampage. he was read his lights and asked if he understood why he was in court. >> it is said that you shall not harass or tamper with any witness to or victim of the acts you are charged with committing. >> prosecutors were given until next monday to file formal charges. police say holmes has lawyered up and refusing to cooperate. it could take months to learn what motivated the attack. the district attorney is considering pursuing the death penalty. prosecutors will consult with families of the victims before making that decision. in the cha i don't -- chaos holmes almost got away, he was wearing tactical gear and his gas mask was different. investigators cleared out all explosives from his apartment, in
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Jul 21, 2012 6:00am EDT
spree in colorado. here's what we know right now. police are saying this man, 24- year-old james holmes, open fire inside of a movie theater. in all, 70 victims and 12 people who were killed. eyewitness news has complete coverage, we have the latest from aurora, colorado. >> reporter: well, the victims of this massacre have been identified and family members have been told if their loved ones were among those killed or wounded. at this hour, 24 people are still in the hospital, 11 in critical condition. candles flickered throughout the night for the victims in the theater sheeter. matt's fiance is on life support. >> it makes no sense. >> reporter: tom sullivan spent the day trying to find his son. >> we're looking for him. >> reporter: and then late friday night, the family was notified alex sullivan was killed. he was celebrating his 27th birthday with a midnight screening of the "dark knight rises," when this man, 24-year- old james holmes threw gas canisters into the theater and started shooting. >> at the time, i thought it was fireworks and then i was hit here. >> reporter: st
CBS
Jul 24, 2012 4:30am EDT
theater but his demeanor caught everyone's attention. james holmes sat glassy eyed looking we we willedered and even drowsy at times. manuel gallegus is in colorado this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. suspect james holmes is back in solitaire confinement this morning after keeping quiet during his initial court appearance yesterday. his family is standing by him and they're concerned about the death penalty. investigators for james holmes defense team are scheduled to be inside the century 16 theater today. they'll be looking for any evidence they can find which could help defend their client. on monday, holmes appeared in court for the first time for a preliminary hearing. his hair was dyed orange red and he had a dazed look as a judge advised him about his rights and his alleged crime. >> you committed the offense of first-degree murder which is a class 1 felony under colorado law. >> reporter: some of the victims' families were inside the courtroom including ian sullivan, father of veronica missourier sullivan, the youngest to die in the shootings. da
CBS
Jul 21, 2012 8:00am EDT
. >> police say the heavily armed suspect, james holmes, walked into a theater and opened fire. >> he started shooting people that were trying to escape from that exit. >> 12 were killed and more were wounded than in any shooting in american history. >> i don't ever want to see something like that again. >> but the story is still unfolding as police try to disarm explosive booby traps set in the 24-year-old suspect's apartment. >> complete coverage of the tragedy in aurora on "cbs this morning saturday," july 21, tragedy in aurora on "cbs this morning saturday," july 21, 2012. captioning funded by cbs >>> and a good saturday morning to all those who are joining us now. still so many unknowns about this tragedy, this horrific heinous crime. we have so much to learn about this massacre and the young man accused of carrying it out. our own jeff glor is in aurora this morning. we will be going to him throughout the broadcast for the very latest. good morning to you, jeff. >> reporter: rebecca, good morning to you. a little more than 24 hours now after the investigation and recovery are still just
CBS
Jul 23, 2012 7:00pm EDT
the movie theater massacre in aurora, colorado. 24-year-old james holmes made his first court appearance, but from the looks of him, it wasn't entirely clear that he knew he was there. sitting next to one of his attorneys, his orange hair made him look like a character from the batman movies. as the judge spoke, holmes didn't seem to make eye contact. in fact, he didn't seem to follow the conversation at all. we have a team of correspondents covering this story. barry petersen was in the courtroom with holmes and, barry how did he seem in person? >> reporter: well, i have to say scott, it was really sort of eerie to be there. he seemed so unvovled. it was almost chilling, because we're talking about the fate of his life. frankly, i had a hard time taking my eyes off of him. you keep staring at that face, looking for some clue as to why this happened. he, on the other hand, seemed uninterested and when he was offered a chance to speak he turned it down. >> mr. holmes, do you have any questions about that initial advisement? >> judge, we've advised mr. holmes (inaudible) >> than
CBS
Jul 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
>>> mail messages. colorado shooting suspect james holmes allegedly mailed a package of handwritten letters to one of his instructors at the university of colorado. guns and politics. president obama and mitt romney opposing views on the need for revised gun control laws. >> i also believe that a lot of gun owners would believe that ak-47s belong in the hands of soldiers not in the hands of criminals. >> i'm a strong defender of the second amendment. i don't believe we need new laws. >>> and parachute plunge. a daredevil jumps from a balloon nearly 20 miles above the earth a daredevil jumps from a balloon nearly 20 miles above the earth for a world record attempt. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, july 26, 2012. >>> good morning everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the university of colorado received a package from alleged theater gunman james holmes. the package containing handwritten papers was addressed to one of holmes' instructors in the neuroscience ph.d. program. meanwhile, the first of holmes alleged victims was buried. t
CBS
Jul 27, 2012 7:00pm EDT
speak. well, tonight, we have learned that holmes was in fact under the care of a psychiatrist before he allegedly opened fire on the audience in a movie theater in colorado, killing 12 and wounding 43. anna werner has the late-breaking details at the arapahoe county jail where holmes is held in solitary confinement tonight. >> reporter: a motion filed by joms' public defender reveals he was under the care of psychiatrist lynne fenton. dr. fenton is the medical director of student mental health services. holmes was a graduate student at the school. earlier this week, school officials said students were monitored by mental health specialists. >> the faculty and program leadership meet on a regular basis to discuss how the student' doing, the stars and difficult students. >> reporter: a package sent by holmes to dr. fenton was recovered by police in the school mailroom on monday. sources say the package contained a letter written by holmes that described shooting people. it's unclear when holmes sent the package. holmes' lawyers say the discovery of the letter should never have b
CBS
Jul 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
tonight. bomb experts are trying to secure 24-year-old james holmes' booby-traptd apartment. holmes was arrested that friday night, and has confessed to having several bombs inside his home. mo neck has the response here in maryland, but lets begin with teresa garcia with the latest from colorado. >> a controlled explosion went off inside the booby-trapped apartment of achylessed movie theater gunman james holmes. the blast was designed to help law enforcement get inside the apartment, which he said contained a complicated array of devices, trigger wires, chemicals, and ammunition. >> translator: the threat has not within completely eliminated. it has been significantly reduced. >> reporter: holmes is in custody, awaiting his first court appearance on monday. he's accused of massacring movie goers at the premier of the new batman film. >> a day before the shooting, some of his neighbors say they did make an impression on him. >> reporter: carl allen spoke with holmes on wednesday. >> he didn't say much to us. he had a weird look in his buy. >> reporter: we're also learning more abou
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Jul 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
by investigators is quoted by the "wall street journal" as calling it a witch hunt. >>> james holmes, the suspect in the colorado shooting massacre faces 142 felony counts, including two first-degree murder charges for each of the 12 people he's accused of killing. prosecutors are still deciding whether to pursue the death penalty. john blackstone has our report. >> reporter: this was holmes in court last week, the last time we saw him on camera. this time, the judge barred cameras from the courtroom. some of those still healing from wounds suffered in the theater shooting came to the court to see him formally charged. ali garby, whose 16-year-old son suffered a head wound, came in search of an answer. >> i want to ask him why he did this. i mean, you know, they were -- you know, why he did it. >> reporter: but holmes said just one word. the judge asked if he agreed to waive his right to a preliminary hearing in 35 days. holmes replied, "yes." >> he had kind of an evil or a diabolical presence to him. >> reporter: maryellen hansen came on behalf of her niece, ashley moser, who was shot in the nec
CBS
Jul 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
today. but police say james holmes isn't talking. remembering the victims. a vigil is held for those killed and wounded. >> we are thinking about them at this moment and will continue to think about them each and every day. >>> and judgment day at penn state. a day after the statue of joe paterno is torn down, the ncaa is set to hand the school's football team an unprecedented punishment in response to the football team an unprecedented punishment in response to the jerry sandusky scandal. captioning funded by cbs. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, july 23, 2012. >>> good morning everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the alleged gunman in friday's movie theater massacre on friday, james holmes, is due in court this morning. here's the latest. holmes is "lawyered up and isn't talking." the question asked now is what's the motive behind the attack? the answer is still unclear. 12 people were killed, 58 wounded. we know holmes applied for membership at a gun range. he was rejected because of a bizarre voice mail. he started buying the weapons he used in the atta
CBS
Jul 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
holmes, the suspect in the colorado movie theater shooting will appear in court for the first time. today is also a day of reflection for the community in aurora. >> a mid the chaos in the moments following the shooter 24 dwreerld james holmes almost got away. wearing tactical year, he slipped out of the theater and looked like any other swat team member on the scene expect for one mistake. >> there was one particular piece of equipment he had on him that was out of place. i'm so proud of my officers that they spotted that right away and channelled him. >> authorities were able to clear out all of the explosives in holmes apartment, including 30 homemade grenades designed to kill whoever walked in. among the evidence found, a bat man mask. >> we're building a case to show that this was a process by a very intelligent man who wanted to do this. >> president obama spent several hours here on sunday in a private meeting with the families of the victims. he said he told them he wasn't here as president but as a father and a husband. >> we can all understand what it would be to have somebody t
CBS
Jul 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
: james holmes stared straight ahead as prosecutors charged him. >> 24 counts of murder in the first degree, 116 counts of criminal attempt to commit murder. >> reporter: the courtroom was filled with family members and victims still recovering from their wounds. holmes opened fire inside a colorado movie theater murdering 12 people. >> we're not going to back down for this individual. we're not going to let his fears stop our lives. >> reporter: the 24-year-old appeared subdued and at times dazed and still has that orange hair from last week. holmes spoke one time saying yes when asked if he understood the charges. holmes was charged with murder with motivation. holmes was reportedly seeing a psychiatrist and the defense wants anything taken returned. >> it was very important today to come and see him. there was a lot of anger. >> reporter: holmes is scheduled to be back in court in august. he could face the death penalty if convicted. edward lawrence, wjz. >> the judge has placed a gag order on the attorney who are handling the case. >>> a woman is recovering after being attacked
CBS
Jul 20, 2012 11:00pm EDT
holmes boobie trapped apartment where he had a more elaborate plan for violence. it was chaos inside a packed movie theater after a heavily armed gunman threw smoke grenades and opened fire during a screening of batman the movie. >> we have a number of people dead in the the theater. >> reporter: aurora police refuse to comment on word that holmes had his hair painted red and called himself the joker. jennifer seger says the suspect pointed a gun directly at her face. >> i didn't know what to do so i just jumped forward and crawled into a ball and waited for him to go upstairs. >> reporter: he fired an assault gun and at least one shotgun. some of those shots went through the wall into another theater. a man in a blood soaked shirt and a child in a batman costume were among hundreds that made it out alive. corbin dade was sitting on the front floor. >> i felt the caps from the bullet burning my leg. >> reporter: the university of colorado confirms holmes was dropping out of a class in neuroscience. police found explosives in his car and apartment. >> his apartment is boobie trapped w
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Jul 24, 2012 7:00pm EDT
said the suspect, james holmes, was shouting at his victims. barry pederson has the interview. >> reporter: witnesses say the shooter said nothing as he repeatedly fired into the audience. but from the hospital, survivors alee young who was shot in the neck and stephanie davis who kept her friend from bleeding to death remember it differently. >> i see him up there. and i'm hearing him yell at people and then you just hear the rounds going off just boom, boom, boom, boom. >> reporter: off camera davis told reporters later he would shout, "what are you doing? i said stand up." he would pick people up. i saw him stand over someone. i just see hair and him holding the shirt and, boom. >> it's sad for me to know that there's people out there that just go through life where they just massacre, you know, for lack of a better word, just to massacre people and i feel so sorry for him. i feel so sorry. >> reporter: investigators, including the lead prosecutor karen pierson, scoured holmes' apartment today. investigators were also coming to the theater crime scene. one major clue to wha
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Jul 25, 2012 7:00pm EDT
it ives inside. sources say the a pent-up holmes to of his psors. in it he ta psors. in it he ta people andd crude s. days rooday's shooting butbee procesl former profiler mary ellen says we may see more letters from mary ellen says we may see more letters from >> particularly because of differe crime that put them in that mail room and apparently the lead came indirectly from holmes himself. apparently some time after his arrest he mentioned that a letter had gone to the school from him and that's what they were looking for. >> pelley: john, thanks very much. as you know, holmes is in jail tonight under investigation in the shooting that killed 12 and wounded 43. anna werner is outside that jail in centennial, colorado. anna, what did you find out today? >> reporter: scott, public defender daniel king got his chance to go inside the apartment of his client, james holmes, today, the police where the 24-year-old allegedly plotted last friday's shooting. king and his team were in the apartment for about an hour. we could see them walking around through the broken window. this comes one d
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Jul 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
. james holmes is set to be arraigned. he killed people and injured others, including pierce farrel. >> i would say i forgive you and i would ask him if i could pray for him. the truth is, every person in this world deserves forgiveness. i pray that he gets life if prison. >> today holmes will be hit with more than 100 charges. >> stay with wjz for complete kofrng -- coverage of the tragedy. for the latest go to wjz.com. >>> a man who police say had an ors nel of weapons re-- arsenal of weapons remains in the hospital. neil prescott is being held. he was taken into custody last friday at his pardon me where police found two dozen guns. police were called in after prescott threatened a mass shooting where he worked. >>> we could be paying more on or monthly utility bills. bge asking for a rate increase. wjz and mike schuh are live with details of that. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. 4 to $11, that's what it would mean for the average customer. as you might imagine, not everyone is happy. . >> just a month after a massive short left hundreds of thousands of marylanders witho
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Jul 30, 2012 7:00pm EDT
for each of the dead. those charges carry the death penalty. holmes is also charged with 116 counts of attempted murder. two counts for each of the people prosecutors say were injured, two counts each because the prosecutors haven't decided which law they will use at trial. some victims and some relative-- relatives were in the courtroom in centennial colorado and so was john blackstone. john, what did you see? >> scott, well, james holmes still has orange hair and he looked as if he hasn't shaved since he was arrested. but in court today he showed no emotion. and he stared up at the ceiling. he often opened his eyes very wide for no apparent reason. but he never made eye contact with the victims or their families who were in the courtroom. >> reporter: this was holmes in court last week, the last time we saw him on camera. this time the judge barred cameras from the courtroom. some of those still healing from wounds suffered in the theatre shooting came to the court to see him formally charged. ali garbi whose 16-year-old son suffered a head wound came in search of an answer. >> i
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Jul 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
which will cost the university another $13 million. >>> colorado massacre suspect james holmes appeared in court. teresa garcia has the latest from aurora colorado. >> reporter: james holmes had brightly died hair and appeared to be dazed at his first court appearance since the deadly massacre at a colorado movie theater. >> you have a right to remain silent. >> reporter: the suspected gunman refused to look at the judge while he was read his rights. several times it looked like the 24-year-old was nodding off. >> you're currently being held on a no bond hold. >> reporter: prosecutors say they did not know whether holmes was on medication. they were given until next monday to file formal charges. >> there's no such thing as a slam dunk case. it is a case where we're still looking at the enormous amount of evidence. >> reporter: the district attorney said her office will consider pursuing the death penalty. and consult with the families of the victims before making that decision. family members of several victims were in court during the hearing. some said they just wanted to see the sus
CBS
Jul 26, 2012 4:00pm EDT
for wjz. suspect james holmes sent a package, allegedly detailing his plans to kill. >> reporter: the university of colorado denver medical school is disputing reports that a package, allegedly sent by james holmes to a professor, sat in the school's mailroom, untouched, days ahead of last friday's shooting n. a statement, the school confirmed that it received a suspicious package. but that it arrived on monday. and that it was, quote, immediately investigated and turned over to authorities within hours of delivery. the building was evacuated while the aurora bomb squad dispatched a robot to screen the package. sources say the package contained handwritten papers that holmes addressed to one of his instructors who is also a psychiatrist. in the documents, they say holmes talked about shooting people and even included crude drawings ever a gunman and his victims. >> came here, like they have a super power. >> reporter: video shows holmes before the shooting, giving a presentation at a science camp. aurora officials are under a strict gag order, unable to share information about ho
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Jul 22, 2012 6:30pm EDT
: the congregation also prayed for the accused gunman 28-year-old james holmes. >> james holmes has a mother and a father and they are carrying a very big burden so we forgive them too. >> reporter: across from the crime scene, craig placed six crosses, he did the same thing after the columbine shooting. >> it's so hard to be back. i mean this is the second time. >> reporter: all around aurora people have been filling churches, turning to prayer to help make sense of the massacre. meanwhile the suspected gunman remains in solitary confinement while the investigation continues. authorities want to know how holmes got the materials used in a shooting and in his apartment. they are investigating dozensover deliveries to his home and school. >> this was a a very intelligent man who wanted to do this. >> reporter: president obama left the white house to aurora. the suspect is expected to make his first court appearance monday morning. teresa garcia. >>> president obama just touched down in colorado. we'll have the latest on that aspect of the story coming up tonight at 11:00. meanwhile holmes ap
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Jul 22, 2012 11:00pm EDT
: sunday's service focused on the massacre, including prayers for the suspected shooter. james holmes. >> james holmes has a mother and a father and they are carrying a very big burden, so we forgive him. >> reporter: just across the street from the crime scene, mourners wrote messages on 12 crosses, one for each of the victims killed. police have finished collecting evidence from holmes' apartment. they want to know where he got the explosives and materials that he allegedly used in his home and in the shooting. >> we are building a case to show this was delivered and processed by a very intelligent man who wanted to could this. >> reporter: holmes is in solitary confinement. his first court appearance monday morning when a judge is expected to tell him he is under investigation for 12 murders. in aurora, colorado, theresa garcia >>> we are hearing incredible stories of bravery. one young teen tried to save the life of the youngest victim, doug blackstone has the story for "wjz." >> reporter: at a church in the city, to day, pastor michael walker told the story of heroism how a 13-ye
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Jul 23, 2012 11:00pm EDT
holmes. >> reporter: james holmes said nothing as he went before a colorado judge wearing a maroon inmate jump suit. >> you've commited the offense of first degree murder which is a class one felony under colorado law. >> reporter: the 24-year-old accused mass murder looked dazed and uninterested. also in the courtroom five members of victim's families incolliding ian sullivan father of 6-year-old moser sullivan the youngest the die. outside she spoke about his daughter who's in the hospital with her first baby, while her husband is in another room after being shot in their head. >> she needs to concentrate on her baby right now. everybody needs their prayers. >> reporter: they want to know how he was able to afford $14,000 worth of guns, armour and ammunition. holmes father flew to colorado sunday. >> their hearts go out to the victims and their families. yes they do. he's their son. >> reporter: holmes is being held in solitary confinement formal charges are expected by monday. in aurora, colorado, teresa garcia, wjz news. >>> police are expected to return control of the movie theater t
CBS
Jul 29, 2012 11:00pm EDT
faces the judge for his crime. good evening everyone. thanks for joining us. holmes will appear for a formal arraignment in the morning. there's a key question. will prosecutors get to keep a pact -- packet he sent to psychiatrist. >> reporter: james holmes will be formally charged in court monday. they're still trying to come -- a court document released friday, they sent the package holmes sent to her and now his attorneys are fighting to get it back. a former denver prosecutor agrees with his position. >> any communications between the defendant and the psychiatrist are absolutely protected. we don't know at this point when the last time was he had any communications with her, we don't know the nature of those communications. >> reporter: 12 people were killed and dozens injured including pierce who is sitting right next to the emergency exit. >> when i saw him, it seemed like everything stopped and was in slow motion. i couldn't hear the movie anymore. i couldn't hear anything. i could feel like i could hear his footsteps. >> reporter: he was just released from the hospital
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Jul 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: aurora police refused to comment on reports that the suspect, 24-year-old james holmes, had his hair painted red and called himself the joker. police said it was dressed head to toe in body armor and wore a gas mask during the attack. jennifer seeger says the suspect pointed a gun directly at her face. >> i just jumped forward into the aisle and curled into a ball and waited for him to go up the stairs. >> reporter: holmes fired an assault rifle, a shotgun, and at least one handgun during the attack. some of those shots went through the walls into another theater. a man in a blood-soaked shirt and a child in a batman costume were among hundreds who made it out alive. corbin dates was sitting in the second row. >> i felt the caps from the bullet burn my leg. >> reporter: the university of colorado confirms holmes was dropping out of a graduate program in neuro science. police find explosives in his car and his nearby apartment. >> his apartment is booby trapped with various incendiary and chemical devices and apparent trip wires. >> reporter: survivors include a 3-month-old baby.
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Jul 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >>> james holmes appeared in court for the first time yesterday. he hadn't been seen since friday's shooting at the aurora theater. >> she has to concentrate on what is going on right now. she needs to have this baby delivered and she needs to take care of her husband and everybody needs to pray for them. >> holmes is being held in solitaire confinement. he is expected to be charged monday. prosecutors say they will talk to the families of the victims before deciding whether to seek the death penalty. stay with wjz for complete coverage of the tragedy in aurora, for the latest on the suspects, the victims and investigation, log on to wjz.com. >>> a 25-year-old cold case solved this morning. dna links a maryland serial rapist to another attack. controversy swirls over the collection of dna from suspects. wjz and mike schuh are live this morning with more on the arrests and the continuing debate. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning, jess and good morning, everyone. the rapist is identified in a crime that is 25 years old due to dna collection. this comes at a time when the involuntar
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Jul 28, 2012 8:00am EDT
know that the accused gunman, james holmes was under a psychiatrist's care. anna werner has more from colorado. >> any questions about that -- >> in his first court appearance, james holmes appeared disconnected from his surroundings. many questioned his mental status. now a motion filed by holmes' public defender shows he was being treated by a psychiatrist from his university dr. lynn fenton. fenton is the medical director at the university of colorado denver anschutz medical campus where holmes was a medical student. she's also the person who he sent a package to. cbs sources say the package contained a letter written by holmes that described shooting people. holmes' lawyers now say the discovery of the letter should never have been made public because it contained communications from mr. holmes to dr. fenton that mr. holmes asserts are privileged. >> meanwhile, the victims of last friday's shooting are being remembered at funerals and memorial services. one of those killed was 18-year-old a.j. boik who just graduated high school in may. those who knew
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Jul 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
james holmes burst into that theater and opened fire. in addition to the 12 killed, dozens of other people were injured. some of them still in the hospital tonight. and that tragedy in aurora, once again raising questions about gun control in america. it comes as a federal judge here in baltimore finds part of a state gun law unconstitutional. that means it could soon be easier to carry a concealed weapon here in maryland. [ gunshot ] >> reporter: a victory for opponents of gun control in maryland. a judge issued a ruling that affects maryland's concealed carry permit law. until now, they had to have a substantial reason for a permit. but that has been struck down. >> even without this good and substantial showing, we still have one of the most restrictive regimes in america, in maryland here, for getting a permit for getting a gun. >> reporter: attorney hamsil reports a man who was denied. this new law does not require background checks or fingerprinting. >> this ruling would only affect law-abiding citizens, people who have been found and investigated to be found law abiding and h
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Jul 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
is on assignment. accused killer james holmes heads to court today as we learn details on how the colorado massacre could have been even worse. >> i'm norah o'donnell. new calls for gun control after friday's tragedy. both sides are now digging in. >>> i'm gayle king in los angeles. it could be one of the harshest penalties the ncaa handed down. penn state prepares to hear its fate in the wake of the sandusky scandal. >>> but first as we do every morning, we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> who are remembered are the good people impacted by this tragedy. >> colorado mourns as investigators search for answers. >> we refuse to even allow our state, our communities to be defined by irrational senseless violence. >> the booby trapped apartment of the accused mass murderer james holmes was "designed to ki kill". >> makes his first court appearance monday morning. >> some of the gravely injured may not survive. at least seven remain in critical condition. >> i beat you. i made it. you didn't take my life. you didn't take my friend's life either. >> should we reinstate
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Jul 21, 2012 11:00pm EDT
are learning about the victims. many developments tonight. james holmes is accused of gunning down a dozen people and injuries 50 others at a midnight showing of batman. tonight, police move in to the bomb-filled apartment. let's begin with teresa garcia from aurora, colorado, with the latest. >> reporter: bomb crews safely disarmed the bombs. >> this was designed to kill whoever entered it. >> reporter: police say the suspect's front door was fitted with a trip wire. nearby, at least 30 shells described as fireworks the size of golf balls. a bomb was disabled inside. investigators collected evidence outside of the apartment. investigators are said to have a surveillance video of holmes picking up 160 pounds of ammunition. he spent $15,000 on his guns and ammunition. james holmes is in solitary confinement while he awaits the appearance in court monday. the names are released. annny dalton. her mother remains in critical condition. >> her life has changed. i mean, she still doesn't know her daughter's gone. >> but aurora won't let her or the others be forgotten. wjz eyewitness news. >> ton
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Jul 24, 2012 11:00pm EDT
shooter james holmes and his booby trapped apartment. deputies say it was calculating and deliberate. >> reporter: designed to kill. that's how authorities described james holm's aurora, colorado apartment. police responded there after taking him into custody when he gunned down dozens inside a colorado movie theater, killing 12. what they found was a booby trapped disaster, waiting to happen. >> this would be one of the first times we have seen, what we can describe as a house bomb in the united states. some of these things do exist overseas. >> reporter: according to a law enforcement official who watched recordings from inside the apartment, the space was rigged with more than 30 homemade grenades, and 10 gallons of gasoline. it was all carefully orchestrated to maximize the strength of a blast. investigators say holmes stockpiled weapons and explosives for months. >> he is expected to be formally charged next week. >> while the accused gunman faces the law, the shooting victims struggle to recover. one of them is a university of maryland grad student. her survival is nothing shor
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Jul 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
of mail from james holmes. a bomb squad handled it with a robot in case there were explosived inside. sources tell cbs news it was sent from holmes to one of his professors. in it, he talked about shooting people and included crude drawings of a gunman and his victims. the letter arrived days before friday's shooting but had not be processed out of the mailroom. criminal profilers say we may sigh more letters from the alleged shooter. >> particularly because of the complexity of the case and how much work this person put into these two different crime ands with, they appear to want, in my, opinion, a lot of credit for all their hard work. >> reporter: former fbi assistant direct and cbs news senior correspondent john miller says investigators are digitally recreating the rampage. >> they can take ballistic evidence that will actually show them the tray jctry of the bullet. >> holmes is being held without bail. formal charges are expected to be filed by monday. >>> the tragedy in colorado has many questioning the nation's gun laws. adam may reports that a federal judge made a ruling t
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Jul 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
holmes sent a package to a university of colorado psychiatrist. >> filled with details about a plan massacre including illustrations. >> discovered in monday afternoon in the mail room. >> a lot of gun owners would agree that ak-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not criminals. >> i'm in favor of the second amendment. >> mitt romney in britain for a visit. - >> the american people are not real concerned about tax returns. >> mitt romney going to be in london for the opening ceremonies of the olympics. he plans to take his tax returns, drop them into the torch. >>> skydiver feelix baumgartner is back after leaping from the edge of space. >> scaffolding gave way. a death-defying high wire act in las vegas. >>> an unusual rescue near sacramento california. a bull fell into a well and was stuck for hours. >>> cal ripken jr., his mom was missing for more than a day. an armed man abducted her from her home. >>> it is a foul ball. he has no idea it's foul until right now. >> all that -- >> tell me you're not going to -- >> you tell me to -- >> grow up. >> don
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Jul 20, 2012 4:00pm EDT
holmes, was arrested without incident in the parking lot of the theater. stay with wjz for the latest. we'll have the latest at 5:00, 6:00, and 11:00. make sure you stay tuned tonight at 8:00 with a special edition of 48 hours with scott pelley to anchor the cbs evening news. >>> in other news, a weather watch is in effect in baltimore. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. tim williams is monitoring but first, bob turk with the first warning weather radar. bob? >> reporter: we have some light rain in the region. it's primary through during the afternoon and evening hours. there are heavier showers in far western maryland in allegheny county, in northwestern cumberland. there's brief downpours. the rest of the region is light rain but because of the threat of later tonight. there could be heavier showers that would cause minor flash flooding. as far as the rainfall amounts, boy, tim has them. some are extremely impressive. >> we're going to go back to storms that hit extreme flooding. our first warning weather coverage continues with mike schuh. >> reporter: with the city coun
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Jul 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
for him to go up the stairs. >> reporter: police say holmes fired an assault rifle, a shotgun and at least one handgun during the attacks. some went through the wall into another theater. a man in a blood-soaked shirt and a child in the batman shirt were among them. corbin dates was in the front row. >> i felt it on my leg. >> reporter: he was dropping out of a graduate program in neuroscience. police found explosives by his nearby apartment. >> his apartment is booby trapped with various devices and apparent trip wires. >> reporter: the survivors include a 3 month old baby. >> she was shot. >> reporter: the suspect's family is cooperating with police and say their hearts go out to the victims. and colorado's governor called the rampage the work of a deranged mind. the suspect is due back in court monday. teresa garcia, back to you. >> thank you, teresa. our complete coverage with vic. he has emotional stories of survival. vic? >> it was in the moment. the shooter walked into the theater and opened fire. and we, of course, will have a story on that for you very soon. this was the worst sin
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Jul 30, 2012 4:00pm EDT
: james holmes stared straight ahead as prosecutors charged him with 24 counts of murder. >>> the courtroom was packed with family members members still recovering from wounds. holmes opened fire inside a colorado movie theatre, murdering 12 people and wounding 58 others. people at the hearing say the 24-year-old appeared subdued at times dazed and still has the orange dyed hair seen during his first court appearance last week. holmes spoke just once saying yes when the judge asked him if he understood the charges he was charged with two counts for each victim and charged with possession of explosives after police spent a number of days, dismantling devices at his booby trapped apartment. the defense wants anything the client gave to his doctor kept out of evidence. they believe home's attorney will pursue an insanity defense. mary ellen's niece was paralyzed in the attack and lost her baby over the weekend. >> it was important to come to see him. >> reporter: holmes is scheduled to be back in court over the weekend. >>> the judge in the case has placed a gag order on the
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Jul 22, 2012 10:30am EDT
left 12 dead and 70 wound. even after the arrest of james holmes, questions remain: how and for what reason could all this have happened? we'll also talk to aurora congressman ed perlmutter, aurora mayor, steve hogan, and new york mayor michael bloomberg who says the presidential candidates must stop avoiding the subject of guns. >> where are they now and why don't they stand up and if they want our votes, they better? >> schieffer: we'll also bring in the cbs team covering this story, correspondents barry petersen, bob miller, and bob orr. in london, reports this morning that israeli security forces are searching for an iranian terror squad planning an attack on really olympic athletes. we'll get the latest on that from israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu. plus analysis on all of the above from our own norah o'donnell and john dickerson because this is "face the nation"." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning, again, on a sad morning and welcome to our broadcast. here's the latest from auror
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Jul 24, 2012 12:00pm EDT
are waiting for justice as they begin building their case against james holmes. wjz has complete coverage of the movie theater massacre. mike hellgren has more on a victim that plans to attend school in maryland and we start with theresa garcia. >> reporter: law enforcement officials are entering the theater where dozens were killed and 58 others injured during a midnight showing of the batman movie. investigators and lawyers for the defense may be allowed inside today. james holmes defense attorney asked the judge for access to the theater as well a has his apartment that police say was rigged with explosives. the public defender is expected to request a mental health examination before he is charged. a makeshift memorial outside the theater continues to grow. people have been leaving flowers and notes for the victim. >> i can't help but cry. >> plans for the first funerals from this tragedy are already underway. stories of those who survived are helping this community heal. katie medley escaped without injuries and gave birth this morning to a baby boy named hugo of the her husband shot
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Jul 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
student being held after last week's movie theater massacre. james holmes mailed a notebook to a former profess or before the killings and described his plans in it. he's said to have talked about shooting people, even includes some crude drawings. he's accused of killing 12 people and injurying more than 50 last friday. >>> a security scare forces police to evacuate the olympic mall in london. it is not yet clear what prompted the police to evacuate hundreds of people, bring them into the streets this morning. they were allowed to return after a few minutes. fears of terrorism have been at the center of people -- of preparation for the olympics. >>> mitt romney is in london just a day before the olympic games get underway. in this campaign 2012 report, he's meeting with british officials and raising money for his campaign. >> presidential hopeful mitt romney arrived in the british capital looking to build credibility. he met with britain's prime minister and other leaders he hopes to work with if he wins the race in november. he said he understands the special bond between the u.s. and
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Jul 27, 2012 11:00pm EDT
information emerges. >>> a clear picture of the man accused in the colorado shooting. james holmes was seeing a psychiatrist while attending the university of colorado. there was a notebook addressed to the doctor. in it, the 24-year-old reportedly described what he was planning. holmes is expected to be arraigned on 12 counts of murder monday. >>> police are flooded with tips tonight in the abduction of cal ripken's mother. the kidnapped remains on the loose. >>> thousands of people in maryland and across the country may have been infected with hepatitis c. he was a serial inif he serial infecter. authorities say he stole a powerful painkiller and exposed patients to the virus. it's called drug aversion. he contaminated the syringe and then injected into the patient passing on the virus. the parents say he took a lot of prescription drugs and worried about behavior that was unusual. >> observed him sweating, observed him red-faced, bloodshot and according to one witness, unfit to provide medical care. >> once infected, the virus travels through the bloodstream and infects the liver. it can d
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Jul 29, 2012 6:30pm EDT
of the colorado movie theater shooting. suspect james holmes is scheduled to be formally charged. but friends and family of the victim are still trying to come to grips with what happened. >> on a moment of crisis you don't have time to think about what you're going to do, all you have time for is react. >> reporter: holmes was a patient of lin fenton. police seized a package sent home to her now his attorneys are fighting to get it back. >> any communications between the defendant and the psychiatrist are absolutely protected. we don't know at this point when the last time was that he had any communications with her. we don't know the nature of those communications. >> reporter: 12 people were killed in that movie theater, dozens injured including pierce oferrel who was sitting right next to the emergency exit. >> when i saw him it seemed like everything stopped. everything was in slow motion. i could not hear the movie anymore, literally it feels like i could feel his steps coming. >> i would say i forgive you and i would ask him if i could pray for him. because the truth is every person o
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Jul 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in the colorado mass shooting. a packet sent to the university of colorado, by shooting suspect james holmes. it shows drawings and descriptions of the attack. holmes accused of shooting people in the midnight shooting of the dark knight rising. holmes will be back in court monday, where he is expected to be formally charged. >>> in the wake of the shooting in colorado, gun sales and applications for permits are soaring for that state. and one law enforcement group wants stronger measures. an influential member is one of the top cops. >> baltimore's chief is just one of nine who want lawmakers to take a long, hard look at the nation's gun laws. they fear that the colorado shooting could happen again. >> reporter: the century 16 movie theater in aurora, colorado, became a crime scene last week. and the family of victims continued to mourn. but now in light of the mass shooting, thousands of miles away in the nation's capital, police chiefs from around the country, are calling for tighter gun controls. >> we have been derelict in our national response to the problem of gun violence. and for th
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Jul 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: james holmes stared straight ahead as prosecutors charged him with 24 counts of murder and attempted murder. >> 116 counts of federal attempt to commit crime. >> reporter: the courtroom was filled with family members and victims still recovering after the shooting. >> we're not going to back down from this individual. that we're not going to let his fear take over our lives and we're going to stand up against him. >> reporter: people at the hearing say the 24-year-old appeared subdued and at times dazed and still has the orange dyes hair. homes was reportedly seeing a psychiatrist and the defense wants anything their client gave to his doctor kept out of evidence. legal analysts believe holmes attorney will pursue an insanity plea. >> i wanted to come today and see him. there was a lot of anger. >> reporter: holmes is scheduled to be back in court august 9th for another pretrial hearing. edward lawrence, wjz news. >>> the judge has placed a gag order on the lawyers handling the case. >>> back here police released new evidence as they are trying to catch some murder susp
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Jul 25, 2012 4:30am EDT
for a victim of >>> the shooting unfolded. some victims say the alleged gunman, james holmes was shouting as he stalked victims. holmes remains in soli the courtroom. meanwhile, one of the victims became a father. teresa garcia in aurora has that story. >> katie medley gave birth to her son tuesday morning there in the same hospital where katie's husband caleb is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head. >> baby is doing good. katie is, she's recovering. caleb, he's still in critical condition, but he is stabilized. >> the medleys went to go see the new batman movie last friday night in aurora, colorado, for their last date before she would deliver their baby. a half hour into the movie caleb was fighting for his life with a gunshot to his eye. on tuesday, he got to meet his son. >> she put hugo in caleb's arms and she was holding his hand when the baby was laying with caleb and his blood pressure and his heart rate went up. we know that he could hear her. >> also in the hospital, batman star christian bale. the actor visited with is survivors. he posted this photo had his facebook page. >>>
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Jul 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
'm charlie rose. gayle king is off today. accused killer james holmes is back in isolation this morning after a strange day in court that raised more questions about the tragedy in aurora and treasury secretary timothy geithner tells us why he thinks tax cuts for the rich must expire at the end of the year. >> i'm erica hill. ncaa president is here to talk about the sanctions against penn state. >>> first, as we do every morning, we begin with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> the charges on which the court found probable cause is first-degree murder. >> the accused colorado gunman makes a bizarre court appearance. >> holmes appeared to be a mess. >> he did not speak and appeared dazed. the district attorney is not ruling out the death penalty. eight victims remain in critical condition. >> no price will repair the damage inflicted by jerry sandusky on his victims. >> i was, like, taken aback. >> joe paterno has been stripped of more than 100 of his football victories. he's no longer the winningest coach in college football history. >> syria hasn't ruled out using che
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